BBC America has become so enamored of Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist specials that it’s turning the podcast adaptation into a full-blown show, giving Hardwick 10 episodes (to start) in which he can continue to talk about pop culture and be grateful that he stuck with this whole TV hosting thing, even through Shipmates. (Still not granted a TV series order: Our podcast devoted to Shipmates.) The newly expanded, new-fancy-set-boasting Nerdist will premiere in the spring, kicking off the network’s “Supernatural Saturday” programming block that includes Hardwick-favorite Doctor Who as well as Being Human. And this announcement follows the recent renewal and expansion of Hardwick’s The Talking Dead to a full hour, meaning that there will be a nary a week of the TV year that does not find Chris Hardwick gushing about nerd stuff.
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